Hair loss is one of the most common cosmetic concerns in the United States today. Both men and women lose their hair, either from aging or due to conditions such as alopecia. There is a litany of products in pharmacies geared toward helping people prevent or even reverse hair loss. But what if a natural remedy was right in your kitchen cabinet? Some people point to cinnamon as a tried and true solution for preventing hair loss. But is this fact or fiction?
The Case for Cinnamon Oil
As of today, there is not a lot of scientific evidence to back up the benefits of applying cinnamon oil to your scalp, but some people swear by it. Many believe it improves blood flow and circulation to the hair follicles on your scalp. Cinnamon also contains eugenol and cinnamaldehyde, two antifungal and antibacterial chemical compounds, which may be useful for keeping a clean, healthy scalp. Cinnamon oil is best applied as a paste or hair mask to your scalp. Simply mix cinnamon, honey, and olive oil until it creates a thick paste. Rub this into your scalp and leave for about 20 minutes before rinsing it out and cleaning your hair with shampoo.
Drawbacks of Cinnamon
Because there has not been a lot of scientific research done on the beneficial properties of cinnamon oil as it relates to hair growth, there are no guarantees that using it will make any lasting difference. Applying a mask to your scalp will likely stimulate the hair follicles, but it is not the cinnamon that would do this. You can stimulate hair follicles just by massaging your scalp in the shower when you wash with shampoo and water. This will encourage blood flow to the area and replenish the follicles.
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